Your institution controls which tools are available in the Original Course View. Tests are always available to instructors in the Ultra Course View, but anonymously submitted surveys aren't supported at this time.

Multiple Choice questions

Doesn't seem familiar? Jump to the "Ultra" help about creating Multiple Choice questions.

With Multiple Choice questions, students select one correct answer from several choices.

Use Multiple Answer Questions to create questions with more than one answer.

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Create a Multiple Choice question

  1. Access a test, survey, or pool. From the Create Question menu, select Multiple Choice.
  2. Type the Question Text.
  3. Select Answer Numbering and Answer Orientation from the menus or leave the defaults.
  4. The default number of choices is 4. If you want to increase this, select the Number of Answers from the menu. To reduce the number of answers, select Remove next to the answer boxes to delete them. A Multiple Choice question must have at least 2 answers and no more than 100 answers.
  5. Type an answer in each box.
  6. Select the option for one correct answer.
  7. Optionally, type feedback for correct and incorrect answers. If you allowed partial credit, answers that are partially correct will receive the feedback for an incorrect answer.
  8. Select Submit and Create Another or Submit to add the question to the test.

Multiple Choice questions are graded automatically. If a test only has this type of question, the test scores are posted automatically for students to view.


Partial and negative credit

You can allow partial and negative credit for Multiple Choice questions. Partial credit rewards students whose answer demonstrates incomplete mastery of the material. You type the partial credit percentage for each answer. Use negative credit to discourage guessing. You can allow negative scores for incorrect answers and for the question.

You must enable the options to specify partial or negative credit on the Question Settings page to use them for individual questions. The option to allow negative scores won't appear unless you selected the option to allow partial credit.

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ULTRA: Multiple Choice/Multiple Answer questions

Doesn't seem familiar? Jump to the "Original" help about creating Multiple Choice questions.

With Multiple Choice questions, students select one correct answer from several choices.

You can also create Multiple Choice questions that have multiple correct answers.

Multiple Choice and Multiple Answer questions are graded automatically. If an assessment only has these types of questions, the assessment scores are posted automatically for students to view. If you include multiple correct answers for a question, you can choose to give partial or negative credit.

Create a Multiple Choice/Multiple Answer question

When you create a new test, select the plus sign to open the menu. In an existing test, select the plus sign wherever you want to add a question. Select Add Multiple Choice question.

You'll use the same process when you create questions in tests and assignments.

The Test Content area opens where you create the question and answers. Questions have a default value of 10 points. Select the Points box to type a new value.

To help keep your test content organized, you can add files within individual questions. Make a selection from the editor's Insert Content menu, such as Insert from Cloud Storage. To edit the files you added, enter edit mode for the question.

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Next to the four default answer boxes, you can delete answer boxes you don't need. If you want more than four answer boxes, select Add Choice. You can add as many answer boxes as you need. Select the Move icon to move an answer. Select the trash can icon to delete an answer.

Each Multiple Choice question must have at least two answer choices and one or more correct answers. Delete any empty fields to enable the Save option. You can choose how to score questions that have multiple answers.

You can use the options in the editor to format the text.

To use your keyboard to jump to the editor toolbar, press ALT + F10. On a Mac, press Fn + ALT + F10. Use the arrow keys to select an option, such as a numbered list.


ULTRA: Align questions to goals

You can align goals with individual assessment questions to help your institution measure achievement. After you make the assessment available, students can view information for the goals you align with questions so they know your expectations.

Access a question's menu, select Align with goal, and select goals.

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ULTRA: Graded Multiple Choice/Multiple Answer questions

Multiple Choice and Multiple Answer questions are graded automatically. Answers are scored based on the scoring option you chose for multiple correct answers and if student answers match the one or more correct answers. You can hide or show the answer choices as you review submissions.

You can't change the scores of individual questions graded automatically.